I Remember, I Remember

Original Text: 
Phoebe Cary, Poems and Parodies (Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1854): 189-90. OCLC 00271599. Internet Archive.
2    The house where I was wed,
3And the little room from which, that night,
4    My smiling bride was led;
5She didn't come a wink too soon,
6    Nor make too long a stay;
7But now I often wish her folks
8    Had kept the girl away!
9I remember, I remember,
10    Her dresses, red and white.
11Her bonnets and her caps and cloaks,--
12    They cost an awful sight !
13The "corner lot" on which I built,
14    And where my brother met
15At first my wife, one washing-day,--
16    That man is single yet!
17I remember, I remember,
18    Where I was used to court,
19And thought that all of married life
20    Was just such pleasant sport:
21My spirit flew in feathers then,
22    No care was on my brow;
23I scarce could wait to shut the gate,--
24    I'm not so anxious now!
25I remember, I remember,
26    My dear one's smile and sigh;
27I used to think her tender heart
28    Was close against the sky;
29It was a childish ignorance.
30    But now it soothes me not
31To know I'm farther off from heaven
32    Than when she wasn't got!

Notes

1] A parody of Thomas Hood's "I Remember, I Remember." Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1854
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011
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